John was born in 1770 in Warren County, North Carolina to Alfred John Brown Sr. and Sarah Mayfield. He married Nancy Neely, the daughter of Isaac Neely and Nancy Coppedge on September 18, 1799 in Washington County, Kentucky. Nancy was born circa 1784 in Neely's Fork, Kentucky. John died on August 20, 1825 and Nancy died in 1835 in Phelps County, MIssouri.
Isaac Neely was the founder of Neely's Gap, Kentucky and on the first voyage with Col. John Donelson and helped found Fort Nashborough, which is now known as Nashville, Tennessee. You may read about their voyage on Isaac's father's page by clicking here: William Neely
In the Kentucky Tax Lists for the years 1799-1801 which is considered to be the "Second Census of Kentucky", John is listed as living in Washington County in 1800.
This is the entry for John and Nancy's family on the 1810 Census of Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky: Name: John Brown Residence Date:6 Aug 1810 Residence Place: Springfield, Washington, Kentucky, USA Free White Male 0 to 9:3 Free White Male 10 to 15:3 Free White Male over 45:1 Free White Female 0 to 9:2 Free White Female 16 to 25:1 Free White Female over 45:1 Number of Household Members Under 16:8 Number of Household Members Over 25:2 Number of Household Members:11
In 1820, the census records showed the following: Name: John Brown Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Washington, Kentucky Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:1 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:2 All Other Persons Except Indians not Taxed:2 Free White Persons - Over 25:2 Total Free White Persons:3 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:5
What is the most interesting about this page of the 1820 census, is the names of allied families of John and Nancy Neely which are: James Coppedge Alex Coppedge Jeremiah Brown Isaac Brown Nancy Brown William Arthur Coonrod Adams Abraham Adams Henry Adams William Arthur (this is the father to the above-mentioned William Arthur)
John and Nancy's children:
1. Jeremiah Brown 2. Allie Brown 3. Lucy Brown 4. Isaac Neely Brown; m. Elizabeth Staton (Click Here for their story) 5. Moses Washington Brown 6. James M. Brown 7. Samuel Brown 8. Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown 9. Susanne Bright Brown 10. James D. Brown 11. John C. Brown; m. Francis J.Adams
Marriage record for John Brown and Nancy Neely. The entry for John and Nancy is the 13th line from the bottom.
The recording of the marriage of John Brown and Nancy Neely. Their listing is the 5th one from the bottom.
"Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-993Y-1Q6M?cc=1804888&wc=QD3QH33%3A1589735652 : 17 May 2018), 005773083 > image 195 of 298; citing multiple county clerks, co
"Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJS-GZ9W : 9 March 2021), John Brown and Nancy Neely, 18 Sep 1799; citing Marriage, Washington, Kentucky, United States, various county clerks and county courts, Kentucky; FHL microfilm 551,245.